From the news media:
(CNN) Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak in Washington. Sessions did not mention either meeting during his confirmation hearings when he said he knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, is considered by US intelligence to be one of Russia’s top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington, according to current and former senior US government officials.
The establishment news media continue their campaign of discrediting US President Donald Trump by implying the Russians through their intervention into our election process elected him. Yes, the Russians intervened in our election process and continue to do so, but not with the purpose of electing their “favorite candidate”.
To understand the real Russian intervention in America, we have to listen to Vladimir Putin himself. This is what he is saying concerning Russian-American relationships:
According to Vladimir Putin,
· Russia is one of the two world super-powers the other one being the US
· During the turbulent Russian times when Russia was changing politically from the communist dictatorship to Russian-style democracy the US pushed Russia out of many her former sphere of influence and by doing that humiliated Russia
· Now Russia is trying to restore its world super-power position and a sort of restore her dignity – by all means available.
So the question is what means are available?
Direct military confrontation is not available because the US has unquestionable conventional military superiority over Russia. The conventional weaponry is very expensive and the Russians can provide in their budget no more than a mere fraction (10-15%) of what the US is spending.
What is available is the intelligence confrontation, including cyber and “immigration” weaponry, that is much less expensive – that is at the core of real Russian intervention in America. Through this intervention, Putin is working to create the social and political internal discourse in the US and make the US much less inclined to support an international confrontation with Russia.
The destabilization of the US political system, not the help to a certain candidate, was the real goal of Russian intervention, and they succeeded. For destabilizing the US, Putin used our all-mighty news media empire, which was fed by endless fake news leaks. Yes, our establishment news media helped Putin in destabilizing our country under the cover of the First Amendment.
Some of Russian immigrants were used as a destabilization tool as well.
The massive Russian immigration of the 1970-1980 were mostly Jewish when the Jews were escaping the Russian anti-Semitism and were eager to join the Jewish branch of American Judeo-Christian nation. They wanted to become the true Americans delegating the Russian way of life to the history.
In the current Russian immigration, there are many for whom the recreation of Russian way of life in the US is the goal – spiritually they live in Russia, and the US for them is only the place for better housing and better earnings. They do not like and do not appreciate the American way of life – purposely or un-purposely, they destabilize the moral Judeo-Christian foundation of our country, and the Russian Orthodox Church here in the US helps them. The Russian way of life does not separate the Church from the State – the Church is helping the State – that is why in an US Russian Orthodox Church you may hear prayers for Putin.
From the news media:
FBI Agreed to Pay Spy Who Authored Trump Russia Dossier. A former British spy who prepared a dossier on unsubstantiated allegations of President Donald Trump’s Russian activities was to be paid by the FBI to continue his work while he was getting money from Hillary Clinton supporters to dig deeper into Trump’s past.
It is very much possible and probable that behind this “leak” was the Russian intelligence.
In the intelligence confrontation, Russia has a much better chance to win. In Russia, the news media and the government establishment do not work against the existing government and the immigration does not exist.
So what to do? It looks like only the real threat of military confrontation – already demonstrated somehow somewhere – can bring Putin to the negotiation table. At the negotiation table, the success will depend on the US ability to propose something that could recreate an image of Russia as an equal superpower while preserving the US security and economic interests. Let’s hope US President Donald Trump can do it.
From the news media:
Jewish groups seek action from Trump to match his words on anti-Semitism. After weeks of combative, dismissive posture from White House, community leaders skeptical at president’s long-awaited condemnation.
The history is clear on all condemnations: they are not changing the people’s minds, and that is even truer concerning the anti-Semitism.
The anti-Semitism is up, as compared to a sort of “normal” level, when what Jewish organizations support harms the traditional Judeo-Christian values – the anti-Semitism is down when the Jewish organizations support the traditional Judeo-Christian values.
Currently, the traditional Judeo-Christian values are threatened by the government actions aimed at replacing the Bible-based moral values by politically correct values and at diluting the power of Judeo-Christian communities by increasing the immigration from the non-Judeo-Christian countries.
Unfortunately, many Jewish organizations have supported these government actions. That is what increases the level of anti-Semitic “noise” and no US President’s condemnation can change it.
From the news media:
A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries. An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries…
A majority of US voters support President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting migration from terror-exporting countries.
The Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Center’s Rabbi Marvin Heir says he understands the new directions the nation is taking under leadership of Donald Trump and that in the interest of all Americans to pray and hope that Donald Trump is a great president. Such statement of a great Rabbi is a signal that the true Jews are together with the traditional Judeo-Christian majority who elected Donald Trump as US President to restore the Judeo-Christian moral foundation of the country. Obviously, such a morally authoritative statement reduces the level of anti-Semitism.
However, many other rabbis and Jewish leaders publicly expressed their displeasure with the choice of the American majority, which elected Donald Trump to be their President.
Just a few examples: 18 rabbis arrested during NY protest over Trump travel ban…. A Jewish group organized a “Jewish Rally for Refugees” in New York….. Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies…. Never-Trump Jews…. Not-My-President Jews …
The Jewish movements mentioned above boost anti-Semitic beliefs that the Jews are against the traditional Judeo-Christian values.
One more factor strengthens negative feelings of the American majority toward the current wave of immigration from the countries of the Third World. Many of these immigrants do not have working skills suitable for US and European labor markets, and therefore are an extra burden for the taxpayers. Indeed, American taxpayers will spend more than $4 billion in the 2017 budget to support over half-million (mostly not Judeo-Christian) refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009.
From the news media:
ADL: We want action, not just words from Trump against anti-Semitism. Jewish watchdog urges president to take steps to stem wave of incidents after ADL office in NY hit by a bomb threat following four waves of such threats to Jewish centers across America.
What actions? Any government actions against anti-Semites would rather confirm the anti-Semites’ feelings about the all-mighty Jews who “own” the government and “rule” the others through the government. Instead, what ADL and other Jewish organizations should be doing is to organize authoritative Christian spiritual discussions around the country about the spiritual wrongness of anti-Semitic beliefs.
Over three millenniums ago, we the Jews began celebrating the holiday of Passover on the first anniversary of our freedom from Egypt. The spiritual essence of this celebration is clear – the victory of Freedom over Slavery.
We did not left Egypt because we were starving and were homeless – we had all that enough for physical survival. What we were lacking was our own spiritual destiny. Moses had helped us recognize this and help us organize the Exodus – from the spiritual slavery imposed on us in Egypt by the Egyptian “Big Government” (the Pharaoh and his ministers) to the opportunity to shape up our own spiritual destiny in the yet undefined Promised Land under the guidance of the yet undefined Spiritual Supreme Power.
Two crucial things were needed to make all that happened – the urge to have your own spiritual life and the leader to convince us it could be done and how it could be done. The urge we had since about three hundred years ago we had our own spiritual life as the descendants of Abraham until we entered the Egypt to avoid the hunger. This story is detailed in the Torah and – for people who do not study the Torah – in “Joseph and his brothers”. And the leader was God-guided Moses.
That is what happened about three millenniums ago and why we the Jews celebrate Passover every year since then – to be on guard against all who may want to spiritually enslave us again.
This year we the Jews should celebrate two Passovers – one is our own timeless Passover and the other one is our first American Passover.
The history of the American Passover is still being written but the essence of it is clear.
We the Americans left Europe about four hundred years ago, then left the England Kingdom over two hundred years ago, and then again were leaving Europe about one hundred years ago (mostly the Christians and Jews) not because we were starving and were homeless – we had all that enough for physical survival. What we were lacking was our own spiritual destiny. Our spiritual leaders – all with the Judeo-Christian morality – had helped us recognize this and helped us organize an Exodus – from the spiritual slavery imposed on us by various “Big Governments” of Europe to the opportunity to shape up our own spiritual destiny in the New World under the guidance of the already well-known Spiritual Supreme Power called God.
By the time of our Exodus from Europe, we had the true urge for spiritual freedoms since we already knew we were created in the image and likeness of God the Creator and the Unique Individual. We wanted to follow His Image but the Big Governments of Europe were forcing us to be in the image of the Big Government commands. Fortunately, we had our true spiritual leaders – at the beginning the Protestants and then the Founding Fathers – who led us out of a European Egypt of the time.
However for the last about fifty years, a new US Big Government has been created, slowly step-by-step, that again forces us to be not in the Image of God that is to be unique shapers of our individual lives. A US Big Government forces us to be in the image of this Big Government commands (in the contemporary language, to be politically correct and live along the lines of the government-created human rights and social justice concepts).
We have been searching for a spiritual leader who understands how we have turned up again in spiritual slavery of the Big Government and is able to lead us in our contemporary Exodus from the spiritual slavery to spiritual freedom. This leader is Donald Trump.
We do not know whether we can succeed under his leadership. However, we have a historic chance to become again a spiritually free Judeo-Christian nation that is guided by the Torah/Bible. Let us try, and try hard.
This year, my friends and I are going to celebrate two Passovers – our own Jewish and our own American.
Almost a half of my life I lived in a Soviet Russia, and I respected and followed the Russian way of life. However, the Russian traditions were a sort of barrier in realization of my own personal dreams of how to enhance my own life, the life of my family and community and the life of my country. Therefore, in the late 1970th my family and I immigrated to the USA.
My leaving a Soviet Russia did not mean the disdain for the Russian way of life – it is what the majority of Russian people (probably 85-90%) prefer. I was among the truly small minority who felt, and still do, that the Russian way of life is hostile to them. It was hostile to them but not to the Russian vast majority for whom the Russian way of life is inborn and they are ready to defend it. That is what our “politically correct” way of dealing with Russia is missing, and the possibility of improving our relationships with Russia depends on getting rid of “politically correct” thinking and finding common interests which let Russia be a historically traditional Russia and the US be a historically traditional US.
Why Russia and the US are adversaries
Democracy has only one true meaning and this is free people’s voting for the government leaders who uphold the people’s historically traditional way of life. Since Russia and the US have two different ways of life, they freely elect different leaders.
For the Russian majority, an authoritative leader who promises to take complete care of his citizens-subordinates, including spiritual and material needs, is the best and that is the reason why they freely elect Putin. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, there were numerous attempts to elect European-style leaders to get closer to the European-style democracy, but all attempts failed since they were not in accordance with the Russian historic tradition.
For the American majority, a leader who promises to return the US to the original individual-freedoms-based democracy where the majority of citizens are taking care of themselves – spiritually and financially – is the best, and that is the reason we freely elected Trump. In essence, the current American election-revolution is an uprising of the individual-freedoms-loving people who demand a smaller non-intrusive government against those who demand a sort of Russian-style authoritative government which has to take care of them, and this care – and that is most important – should include the suppression of the others who think differently.
The authoritative government suppresses the free-market economy that brings economic decline and increases suffering of the people. To justify the suffering, the Russian authoritative government (Putin) presents the US as an enemy and the suffering as the result of American actions that are forcing Putin to spend the money for strengthening the Russian military to defend the motherland. In other words, the US is responsible for the suffering of Russian people. In essence, that is an old Soviet-style mentality.
That is a situation where we have to look for the common American/Russian interest.
How to prevent the peaceful adversaries from becoming the violent enemies
Of course, the common interest is to prevent any military confrontation that may become WWIII. The US is not interested in WWIII because of its overall foundational “peaceful mindset” while Russia is not interested in WWIII since it is militarily much weaker as compared with the West. Ronald Reagan prevented WWIII by significantly increasing the size of the American military during the Soviet Brezhnev’s times. The Russians were trying to match the US military and that ruined their economy. The result? – The death of the Soviet Union.
The Putin’s Russia is different from the Soviet Russia. The Russian wealthy elite leaders have vital interests in the Western financial system, Western markets and advanced technologies. Therefore, the Trump’s suggested investment in US military could be aimed not at ruining the Putin’s Russia, as was the case in the Reagan/Brezhnev’s times, but rather at forcing the Russians to accept American – negotiated with Russia – proposals for restoration of American influence in the areas where it was lost during the Obama’s presidency retreat.
From the news media:
President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone conversation that relations between their countries were “unsatisfactory” and vowed to work together to improve them. … The two men discussed combining efforts in the fight against terrorism, talked about “a settlement for the crisis in Syria” and agreed that their aides would begin working on a face-to-face meeting between them. … The president-elect spoke admiringly of Putin during the campaign, praising him as a stronger leader than President Obama and saying the two countries should join together to fight terrorists, particularly the Islamic State in Syria. Those views put Trump at odds with many GOP defense hawks, who have praised his promise to increase military spending but are uniformly suspicious of Moscow and have denounced Russian actions in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Syria. The offer of cooperation could also immerse Trump in a deep controversy with the Pentagon, where military and civilian leaders have strongly opposed collaboration with Russia, particularly in Syria.
Thus, there is a hope that Donald Trump may significantly improve our relationships with Russia if our goals are more practical and less politically correct – with respect for each other historically traditional way of life.